Her has captured our ears with their seductive and smooth R&B-infused sound. Few acts are releasing music as tender and beautiful as Her, a French duo whose craft will leave you hot and bothered in your imagination.
Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier are the vocalists, songwriters, producers and masterminds behind Her. Natives of Germany and France, respectively, they met while attending high school in France. The pair released their debut single, “Quite Like,” on SoundCloud in 2015. After electrifying fans back home, the duo released their debut EP, Her Tape #1, which has garnered over six million streams to date. Her’s single, “Five Minutes” was featured in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign.
The duo has made it well-known that their work is about “her,” whomever she may be. Tape #2 is the follow-up to the duo’s critically acclaimed Her Tape #1. Wolf and Carpentier have made it well-known that their work is about “her,” whomever she may be. In the “Intro” track of Tape #1 they share,
“The Woman does not exist, though there are women. Not a single woman can represent The Woman. To say it all, it would require all woman.”
Tape #2 is a continuation of Her’s exploration of women, love and relationships, as the pair examines maternal love between a child and a mother as well as romantic love between partners. The six-track EP solidifies their status as one of the year’s most sensual (and talented) new bands.
Along with the release of Tape #2, Her released the music video for their lead jazzy-single, “Swim.” The visual explores the idea of a modern-day Joan of Arc. The lyrics, “Swim against, swim against, against the tide. Walk against, walk against, against the flow,” symbolize how strong and powerful women must be to continue to rise up in the face of injustice. The video was directed by Liswaya, former Artistic Director for Dior, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.
Her is currently preparing for an international tour. Check all dates below and purchase your tickets here!
April 12 Berlin, Germany Prince Charles
April 13 Berlin, Germany Max Schmeling-Halle
April 26 London, United Kingdom The Borderline
April 29 Leeds, United Kingdom Live at Leeds
June 22 Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right
June 24 Rothbury, MI Electric Forest Festival
June 28 Toronto, ON The Velvet Underground
June 29 Montreal, QC Club Soda
July 15 Henham Park Latitude Festival
August 13 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
August 18 Hamburg, Germany MS Dockville
August 19 Cologne, Germany C/O Pop Festival
Listen to Tape #2 in its entirety below and pick up your own copy here!